Home is where the heart is, and after a year of lockdowns and isolation, we couldn’t be more into taking care of ours.
Having a comfortable home means you’ve got a place to retreat after a busy or stressful day and somewhere to relax and recharge your batteries. Your home can also be your office or a stage for social gatherings. So it pays to get the vibes as on-point as possible.
Why does home fragrancing matter?
How can you make your home more comfortable? With a carefully chosen scent to suit your mood, that’s how! When you select scents for each area of your home, you can create calm or productivity, sleepiness or energy, depending on what’s happening in your day.
For example, a beautiful lavender diffusion at bedtime is an excellent way to drift off to sleep. On the other hand, zesty citrus or mint fragrances can help energise your mornings or power you up ahead of a workout.
In this guide, we’ll share some ideal scents for different moods. Then, we’ll be exploring some of the most effective ways you can fragrance each part of your home, from candles to diffusers and everything between, and advise on some of our favourite home fragrance products, so you can put what you’ve learnt into practice.
Choosing fragrances by room
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing fragrances for your home. This is your personal space, and we aren’t here to tell you what to do. Still, suppose you’re interested in enhancing rooms with carefully chosen scents. In that case, there are a few perfect pairings you might want to acknowledge.
For the kitchen
Your kitchen might be where you spend most of your time, whether you’re cooking, working, or chatting with friends and family. It’s a social hub, and when you’re alone, you’re usually busy preparing ingredients or bustling around. So it makes sense for your kitchen fragrance to be something light, uplifting, and refreshing to keep you going.
Consider invigorating scents like grapefruit, basil, spearmint, or rosemary. Other kitchen-friendly fragrances include clove, tea tree, and sage. Anything citrusy or herbal will be ideal in the kitchen; just choose one that suits your taste and feel lively and refreshed each time you enter.
For the living room
If your living room is a space for winding down at the end of the day, you’ll want a calming scent to suit the mood. Whether it’s the backdrop to your movie nights or a laid-back social gathering, your living room fragrancing can make all the difference.
Try luxurious frankincense or myrrh, vetiver, or cedarwood. Anything intense, woody, rich, or spicy can help you settle in and feel at ease.
For the bedroom
This is where you want things to feel as calm and relaxing as possible. A perfectly fragranced bedroom can help you drift off in no time, and certain smells are proven to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Lavender is a tried-and-tested favourite for relaxation and sleep. Chamomile and ylang-ylang are also excellent options if you don’t like the purple stuff.
For the bathroom
A good-smelling bathroom can make getting ready or freshening up feel like a treat, and certain scents work perfectly in the space. Lemon – obviously – is a beautiful, fresh fragrance for bathrooms, while eucalyptus can also be immensely refreshing and energising. Try tea tree to feel uplifted each time you step in, or a fresh mint scent to lift the whole room.
The best ways to fragrance your home
There are many options for fragrancing your home, from straightforward scented candles to diffusers and room sprays. The type you choose might depend on what you can afford or simply what you prefer. Let’s take a look at all the options out there.
Who doesn’t love a scented candle? The flickering flame and soft glow of a candle add to the vibes these home essentials give off. And with so many brands out there, you can choose an option to suit your budget, no problem.
Scented candles prices range from relatively low to surprisingly high. Why? It’s all about what’s in them. Suppose you choose a luxurious option with quality ingredients and a beautiful glass or ceramic base. In that case, you might pay a little more than you would for a fuss-free alternative. Typically, the more expensive a candle, the stronger its perfume and the longer its burn-time.
Our top 10 scented candles
- Shearer Candles Amber Noir Scented 3 Wick Candle
- WoodWick Vanilla Bean Large Candle
- Candlelight Simple Cotton Large Wax Filled Pot Candle
- Price's Argan Large Jar Candle
- Yankee Candle Elevation Sheer Linen Candle
- Crabtree & Evelyn White Cardamom Large Candle
- Naturally European Verbena Scented Candle
- Wax Lyrical Colony Lavender Fields Medium Candle Jar
- La Perla Velvet Sea Candle
- AromaWorks Nurture 3 Wick Candle
Diffusers are a beautiful way to make use of essential oils around your home. You can choose electric or reed diffusers – they all work similarly. An electric diffuser plugs into a socket. You’ll fill it up with water and a few drops of oil and enjoy a soft diffusion of scent for however long you leave it on. Reed diffusers work by carrying scented oil from a bottle to dispense the aroma around.
What are the benefits of a diffuser? Unlike scented candles, you can leave them to it without any hazard. Electric diffusers give off a strong scent, and you can tailor the oil you use to suit your mood. That means you don’t lock yourself into one scent, but you could change what’s inside depending on the room or time of day. Reed diffusers give off a continuous fragrance until they run dry, which can be weeks! When the oil has all dispersed, you can simply refill the bottle and replace the reeds for good-as-new results.
Our top 10 diffusers
- Naturally European Freesia & Pear Room Diffuser
- Shearer Candles Amber Noir Reed Diffuser
- Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels Reed Diffuser
- Beauty of Bath Vanilla Baies Rouges Diffuser
- La Perla Spicy Macramè Reed Diffuser
- AromaWorks Mandarin & Vetivert Reed Diffuser
- Millefiori Milano Hydro Portable White Diffuser
- AromaWorks Serenity Reed Diffuser
- Shearer Candles Cinnamon Spice Reed Diffuser
- Price's Melon & Cucumber Reed Diffuser
Looking for a quick fix? Room sprays are another straightforward way to get a beautiful smell in your home, but they don’t last as long as candles or diffusers. Still, if you’d like to freshen things up before guests arrive or simply boost your mood with fragrance, these are ideal to have around.
Our top 10 room sprays
- AromaWorks Inspire Room Mist
- AromaWorks Lemongrass & Bergamot Room Mist
- Millefiori Milano Cold Water Home Spray
- Millefiori Milano White Mint & Tonka Home Spray
- La Perla Velvet Sea Room Fragrance
- La Perla Vanilla Soul Room Fragrance
- Fired Earth Earl Grey and Vetivert Room Mist
- Fired Earth Black Tea and Jasmine Room Mist
- Wax Lyrical White Tea & Jasmine Home & Linen Spray
- Wax Lyrical RHS Lavender Room Mist
So, now you know which scents work in different parts of your home and which type of fragrance suits your needs. Pick a few to try and enjoy beautiful aromas for every mood. We’re sure you’ll feel motivated to rest, work, and play better at home.
Thank you for reading, we hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Come and take a look at the incredible fragrance and beauty brands we stock!